[ vat-i-kuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈvæt ɪ kəˌnɪz əm /
noun Usually Disparaging.
the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.
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Origin of Vaticanism
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He strongly opposed the papal-infallibility movement, and took the side of Mr. Gladstone in his attacks on Vaticanism.
/ (ˈvætɪkəˌnɪzəm) /
often derogatory the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility
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